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There is a preliminary report on CNN health that says women who have a very large baby at birth have 2 1/2. the risk for getting breast cancer. What do all of you ladies think of this ????

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    If you think about some of these "links" to breast cancer they usually do not amount to much beyond "urban legend" status. My thought is the press picks up a news feed which starts out with.... "Hungarian scientists link having a piece of toast, with butter, daily, INCREASES your chance of BREAST CANCER by 30%." Sigh.... I say go ahead and have your piece of toast. I remember the days of my gyn. telling me if I take estrogen, it will protect me from heart disease.... No one actually knows what triggers cells to go wonky. Take care, Sharon
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      You got that right, Sharon. I took Estrogen for 5 years, was pulled off by my cardiologist because he was certain it increased the incidence of stroke. Two weeks later I had a stroke-I thought it was a coincidence, two weeks after that his own...

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      You got that right, Sharon. I took Estrogen for 5 years, was pulled off by my cardiologist because he was certain it increased the incidence of stroke. Two weeks later I had a stroke-I thought it was a coincidence, two weeks after that his own nurse had a stroke. No one's fault-it's just how the mop flops.A couple of months later, all studies were halted because it was too dangerous to continue a long term study. So much for protecting me from cardiovascular disease and now I have breast cancer. I'm just sayin' as the kids would say. I know some things I can't have-Estrogen being # one:It's a fact. But the Hungarian study will just have to take a back seat to my buttered toast. Keep up the good work, Sharon. :-D Jo

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  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Hmmm...my two girls were both overdue, one at 6.9 lbs and the other at 7.2 lbs so they were far from large. I also nursed each for over a year - I was still nursing my 2nd at 15 months when I was diagnosed last Oct. So I agree that these studies come out and then could be discredited. I saw one just after dx about red wine causing a 10% higher risk for breast cancer. That was my drink of choice at the time! My oncologist poo-pooed the study. So who knows!
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Huh??? I am not a huge fan. I personally think it was mucking stalls and feeding on a freezing days. Then I will have a good reason to not have to do it anymore.
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    • nancy  wilcox Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      just wanted to see if any of you have had very large babies. Personally I think many research articles, like this one are bunk and just a way to keep getting funds for more research.

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    • nancy  wilcox Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Ha!!! I like your answer :)

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      Survivor since 2012

      I think researchers have to explore every avenue but I take preliminary studies with a grain of salt. I'd be more concerned with diabetes for mom and baby. I don't have a stall to muck but I hope it's connected to having to clean the bathroom. I...

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      I think researchers have to explore every avenue but I take preliminary studies with a grain of salt. I'd be more concerned with diabetes for mom and baby. I don't have a stall to muck but I hope it's connected to having to clean the bathroom. I agree with Marianne. :-D Jo

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Mucking a stall is a lot like cleaning bathroom so I believe we can add bathrooms to the list.

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      My kind of woman!!!!!!!! :-D

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I am right there with you gals!!!!

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    • Lysa Allison Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Love the answer. Too funny!

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  • vicki e Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    I remember years ago when they linked coffee to cancer and then a few years later said it helped prevent cancer. I don't put much stock in these research studies either.
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